GUTTER (Heb. tsinnôr, pipe, spout, conduit). The channel or tunnel (rsv, niv “water shaft”) through which David’s soldiers are inferred to have marched to win the city of Jerusalem from Jebusite rule (
GUTTER. 1. (צִנֹּ֔ור, pipe or water shaft; LXX παραξιφίς, dagger) RSV WATER SHAFT. The tunnel that David recommended to his soldiers as a way of entering Jerusalem to conquer it (
2. (רֳהָטִ֖ים; LXX ληνοι̂ς, watering trough) RSV RUNNEL. The trough from which the flocks of Laban drank and where Jacob placed peeled rods in his effort to control the markings on the newborn lambs (
J. Simons, Jerusalem in the OT (1952), 168-175.